Ok, I admit it. I have a gluten-sensitivity issue, but I cheat…a lot…and pay…a lot. I do really well most of the time, then there are tortillas (oooo, yummy), and breads (oh my!), and ok, I better stop or do something I will regret!
Anyhow, so my Travis Tree decided almost 30 days ago to go on a carbohydrate fast. This was a personal conviction for him and we have supported his decision completely. But, he’s learned a few things…like he’s related to his mother. Shocking, I know, but it’s true. Within three days of being carbohydrate free he came to me and said, “Mom, I’m not all congested anymore. I can actually breath.” Hum, I’m going to pay closer attention to this was what I was thinking. Then about a week into it I noticed that he looked like he had lost several pounds, so I shared this with him. His response, “well, I don’t know if I’ve lost weight, but I don’t feel like an overinflated balloon anymore. I feel less puffy”. Well, well, well this is very interesting. So I shared with him my theory, that he was related to his mother. He cried. No, he sobbed. That was the tragic aspect, related to Mom! Ahh, run for the hills! Seriously, though, he did growl at me, he loves his pasta, his breads, his…oh, I need to stop that.
Then, two weeks ago he told me he thought he ate something that may have been contaminated and explained why. I had no choice but to agree with his assessment. Ah, so in the last four months now he has learned he is allergic to pork (no piggy in our house), and to gluten/wheat. So what does this mean? I need to vamp up my commitment to gluten/wheat-free cooking. Not just for my benefit, but for his benefit too. And guess what, the rest of the family gets to come along for the ride! 🙂
So, I’m off on another committed adventure, reflecting fondly upon the breads and pastas (knock it off Melissa!) of old and on to retraining the taste buds. Good thing I saved all those “Living Without” magazines.